The first table below looks at the demand for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 18 23 16
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Contract jobs citing Firewall 23 4 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 6.93% 2.37% 8.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 48.94% 25.00% 42.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 3 16
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£328 £350 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.28% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £350 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £350 £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +2.22%
Communications & Networking Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
47 16 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 14.16% 9.47% 19.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 7 36
Average daily rate £347 £350 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £32.50 £10.63 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+205.88% -19.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
Firewall
Tyne and Wear

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Newcastle upon Tyne region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Newcastle upon Tyne region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall.

1 22 (64.71%) UNIX
2 20 (58.82%) Red Hat
3 18 (52.94%) DNS
4 17 (50.00%) WAN
4 17 (50.00%) Linux
4 17 (50.00%) SQL
4 17 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 16 (47.06%) SC Cleared
5 16 (47.06%) Service Management
5 16 (47.06%) LAN
6 13 (38.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (38.24%) Oracle
6 13 (38.24%) Windows
7 12 (35.29%) WebLogic
7 12 (35.29%) Perl
8 11 (32.35%) VPN
8 11 (32.35%) Open Source
9 10 (29.41%) HP
9 10 (29.41%) SAN
9 10 (29.41%) Middleware
9 10 (29.41%) Configuration Management
9 10 (29.41%) AIX
9 10 (29.41%) Solaris
10 9 (26.47%) Windows XP
10 9 (26.47%) Active Directory
11 8 (23.53%) NFS
11 8 (23.53%) PL/SQL
11 8 (23.53%) JBoss
11 8 (23.53%) LDAP
11 8 (23.53%) OpenLDAP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (35.29%) WebLogic
2 4 (11.76%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS Office
1 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 18 (52.94%) DNS
2 17 (50.00%) WAN
3 16 (47.06%) LAN
4 11 (32.35%) VPN
5 10 (29.41%) SAN
6 8 (23.53%) SSH
6 8 (23.53%) OpenLDAP
6 8 (23.53%) LDAP
6 8 (23.53%) Network Security
7 5 (14.71%) SSL
7 5 (14.71%) DHCP
7 5 (14.71%) Junos
7 5 (14.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (14.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 5 (14.71%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (8.82%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (5.88%) Wireless
9 2 (5.88%) SMS
10 1 (2.94%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
1 5 (14.71%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (14.71%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (5.88%) Finance
1 2 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (2.94%) Retail
2 1 (2.94%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (41.18%) UNIX Engineer
2 7 (20.59%) Network Engineer
3 6 (17.65%) UNIX Support
4 4 (11.76%) Linux Support
4 4 (11.76%) Support Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Support Specialist
5 3 (8.82%) Consultant
5 3 (8.82%) UNIX Support Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Information Security Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Security Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Linux Specialist
7 1 (2.94%) Data Centre Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Data Network Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Linux Support Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Security Tester
7 1 (2.94%) Support Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Network Support Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) UNIX Administrator
7 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (29.41%) Middleware
2 4 (11.76%) Web Services
3 1 (2.94%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (32.35%) Open Source
2 5 (14.71%) Fat Client
2 5 (14.71%) Thin Client
2 5 (14.71%) HACMP
3 4 (11.76%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.94%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 22 (64.71%) UNIX
2 17 (50.00%) Linux
3 13 (38.24%) Windows
3 13 (38.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (29.41%) Solaris
4 10 (29.41%) AIX
5 9 (26.47%) Windows XP
6 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (11.76%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (47.06%) Service Management
2 10 (29.41%) Configuration Management
3 7 (20.59%) ITIL
4 6 (17.65%) Service Delivery
4 6 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (17.65%) Incident Management
4 6 (17.65%) Network Management
4 6 (17.65%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (14.71%) Network Design
5 5 (14.71%) Performance Testing
6 4 (11.76%) Change Data Capture
6 4 (11.76%) Load Balancing
7 3 (8.82%) Network Load Balancing
7 3 (8.82%) Time Management
7 3 (8.82%) Six Sigma
8 2 (5.88%) Lean Six Sigma
8 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.88%) Information Security
9 1 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (2.94%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (50.00%) SQL
2 12 (35.29%) Perl
3 8 (23.53%) PL/SQL
3 8 (23.53%) Korn
4 1 (2.94%) Objective-C
4 1 (2.94%) PHP
4 1 (2.94%) C
4 1 (2.94%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (47.06%) SC Cleared
3 5 (14.71%) IBM AIX Certification
4 1 (2.94%) GIAC
4 1 (2.94%) CEH
4 1 (2.94%) CISMP
4 1 (2.94%) Degree
4 1 (2.94%) GPEN
4 1 (2.94%) OSCP
4 1 (2.94%) CISSP
4 1 (2.94%) PMP
4 1 (2.94%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) QA
2 4 (11.76%) JSP 440
3 1 (2.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (26.47%) Active Directory
2 8 (23.53%) NFS
3 5 (14.71%) GPFS
3 5 (14.71%) VMware ESX
3 5 (14.71%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (11.76%) Hyper-V
4 4 (11.76%) vSphere
4 4 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (11.76%) KVM
4 4 (11.76%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (2.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (58.82%) Red Hat
2 13 (38.24%) Oracle
3 10 (29.41%) HP
4 8 (23.53%) JBoss
5 7 (20.59%) Cisco
5 7 (20.59%) Juniper
5 7 (20.59%) CheckPoint
5 7 (20.59%) F5
6 5 (14.71%) TippingPoint
6 5 (14.71%) McAfee
6 5 (14.71%) VMware
6 5 (14.71%) Citrix
6 5 (14.71%) IBM
7 4 (11.76%) EMC
7 4 (11.76%) 3PAR
8 3 (8.82%) Riverbed
8 3 (8.82%) Crossbeam